Fully vaccinated Kenyans traveling to the United Kingdom will not be subjected to quarantine neither will they be subjected to COVID-19 test before departure.
This follows the removal of 47 countries including Kenya, from the red list by the UK government from October 11, 2021 reducing the number of countries on the list.
According to Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu, the decision will be boost to tourism and business activities between the two territories.
“Great news. From Monday people fully vaccinated in Kenya can travel to the UK without having to quarantine. Boost to tourism and business travel ahead of #COP26Glasgow” said Esipisu via his official twitter handle @MEsipisu.
However, seven countries, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela will remain on the list.
According to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the announcement was triggered by increased vaccination efforts around the world.
“Restoring people’s confidence in travel is key to rebuilding our economy and levelling up this country. With less restrictions and more people traveling, we can all continue to move safely forward together along our pathway to recovery,” said Shapps.
British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Mariott through her official Twitter handled exuded confidence that the decision will have on trade and tourism.
“Delighted people vaccinated in will be able to travel to without quarantine, or taking a COVID test before departure. Great news for our peoples, business and tourism after tough 18 months. Huge thanks to @MOH_Kenya and CS Kagwe after our joint commitment two weeks ago,” she said vi her Twitter handle.